Today's News

  • LMS defensive line ready for the season

    Many coaches know football games are won in the trenches. If that battle depends on size, the LaFollette Owls have already won.

    With a defensive front four of Mike Rhoads, Dallas Law, Tanner Boston and Peyton Webb, the Owls have some size up front. To defensive coordinator Jake Snider, they are bigger than any team that LaFollette will face in 2012.

  • Cougars ready for 2012-13 season

    During Monday’s practice, the clock buzzer sounded every 10 minutes, signaling the team to move to the next station. Already this season, the buzzer has sounded as the Cougars look to take their next steps into the Price era.

    With great hype surrounding the Cougar squad as it begin 2012, the pressure is mounting. A 14-0 spring scrimmage win over South-Doyle began the talking, as the scrimmage this past Friday night kept the excitement flowing.  

  • Campbell County General Election unofficial finals

    9:50 p.m.

    All 21 precincts have reported their numbers in the 2012 Campbell County General Election. Unofficial winners are denoted with an asterisk. Be sure and check out next week's issue of the LaFollette Press to see complete election coverage. The following numbers reflect the 21 precincts plus early voting.

    County Commission

    Third District

                *Wendell Bailey: 683

  • Volunteer Football Conference to participate in jamboree in Scott County

     This Saturday, Campbell County will take part in the Volunteer Football Conference Jamboree at Scott County High School.

  • Hatmaker suggests appointing LaFollette city council members as departmental liaisons

     At Monday’s workshop, council member Hansford Hatmaker presented an idea to the LaFollette City Council for managing departmental problems.

  • Senate, Congressional candidates meet with veterans

     Candidates gathered in the lower courtroom of the Campbell County Courthouse Friday to speak to Campbell County’s veterans.

    Kevin Walden, director of Campbell County Veteran’s Affairs Office was the moderator for the forum, and retired Gen. Carl Stiner introduced the candidates.

  • Jellico Police arrest alleged drug dealer in Veterans’ Park

     Last Thursday, Jellico Assistant Police Chief J. J. Hatmaker took Jerry Wayne Bryant into custody in Veterans’ Park.

    Bryant was transported to the Campbell County Jail and held on a $100,000 bond, Hatmaker said.

  • Tennessee offers tax break to back to school shoppers

     This weekend, The Tennessee Department of Revenue will offer back to school shoppers a Sales Tax Holiday. The Sales Tax Holiday begins 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ends 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. During the Sales Tax Holiday, any person purchasing clothing items $100 or less, computers $1,500 or less and school supplies $100 or less in the state of Tennessee will be exempt from state and local sales taxes, according to tnsalestaxholiday.com.

  • Tabernacle Church of God practices snake handling

    When Andrew Hamblin came to LaFollette he sough to incorporate snake handling into the worship services of a local church. He believes snake handling is a sign of the Gospel. Last fall, he became pastor at Tabernacle Church of God and introduced the congregation to serpent handling, along with other practices he believes are directed in Scripture. Tabernacle Church of God gathers for worship Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

  • Election day is here

    Today is the last chance to cast a vote in the 2011 state primary and county general election.

    “Like to encourage everyone who didn’t early vote to go out to the polls and cast a vote,” Campbell County Administrator of Election Ann Ayers-Colvin said.

    In Campbell County’s 21 precincts, polls open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.